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    Kevin
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    I want to build the LowRider 2 and am about to buy the bundles with the mini Rambo board. is the mini rambo board the best option or is there something better to use?

    Also i have been using a Maslow cnc router build and have a Ridged router will it work with this build?

    What other add ones should i add to make it a better build?

    Are there any coupons?

    Is there any updates on the LowRider 2 about to come out? Should I wait?

    Any help would be much appreciated thank you

     

    #116675

    Bill
    Participant
    • Yup, the only reason to pick the full rambo instead of the mini is dual endstops for squaring, and the Low Rider is very easy to manually square.
    • It’s going to depend on which model of Rigid router you have. As long as it’s close to or better quality than the DeWalt and not a lot heavier the only issue will be change to the plate for mounting it.
    • No coupons, or at least I’ve never seen any. 🙂
    • IIRC Ryan has hinted that a printer revision is likely next before a revision to the Low Rider.

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    #116676

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    is the mini rambo board the best option or is there something better to use?

    The mini rambo works great. The full size rambo has an extra driver, but there isn’t any preconfigured firmware to use it with the low rider.

    have a Ridged router will it work with this build?

    If it’s about the same weight or less and fits in the 611 plate, then yes. Let us know what you figure out.

    What other add ones should i add to make it a better build?

    Good quality bits. LCD. Premade wires (series kit for the mini rambo). Eventually a pi running octoprint or cnc.js.

    Are there any coupons?

    I’ve never seen one. Ryan runs on tight margins.

    Is there any updates on the LowRider 2 about to come out? Should I wait?

    The Low Rider 2 is the latest. I haven’t heard anything about a new version of the LR. Ryan has mentioned updates to the MPCNC, but I wouldn’t wait. They could be a month or more away.

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    #116678

    doc
    Participant

    Mini-rambo should be just fine – it is what I am using on the LR2; however, a part of me wishes I had the big brother to this board for the ability to do dual endstops. EinsyRambo has sensorless homing “endstops” but some ppl complain of the 5v fan connectors. I love the fuses on the Rambo/mini-rambo.

    I used ramps for my MPCNC – I like ramps because if a driver dies, I simply swap it out (which has happened a couple times so far – once on 3D printer and once on my MPCNC).

    I recall some sort of issue discussed on here regarding lasers with mini-rambo and some strange behavior… so if laser work is something you want, maybe look up that thread and see if the issue was resolved (I think it was fixed in firmware settings).

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    #116686

    Kevin
    Participant

    Thank so much to everyone who replied!!!! About to start on my table build and order the bundles for the LowRider 2 kits.

    another question i noteced in the asmblehy instructions it showed a xz plate but i cant seem to find a dfx file for this plate. I must be looking at it wrong

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    #116688

    frosty
    Participant

    I must be looking at it wrong

    That is for the original LowRider, not the LR2. You can find an illustration of the current XZ at the top of the assembly page.

    Z Assembly

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    #117568

    andrew mitchell
    Participant

    i really need help on how all the wiring and cables work, how does the router connect, im doing an 8×4 do you need really long usb cable and a long lead for router, really confused PLEASE HELP.

    #117579

    Farmer
    Participant

    I too am a new user and have reached a stand still. I have everything hooked up correctly (I believe). But on my LCD screen the X Y and Z all keep flashing between 0 and ?

    And it won’t let me do anything really. I can’t move anything or do anything. Please help.

    #117583

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Flashing zeros is fine.

    What are you trying to do that it is not doing?

    #117585

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    Farmer, just a shot in tue dark here…

    When you are in the menu where it says “info screen”, does it go to the other screens when you turn the knob?

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    #117586

    Farmer
    Participant

    The only thing it will do is go between the main screen and info screen.

    And no Jeffeb3 it will not go to the other screens.

    What I wanted to do is test the axis and make sure everything moves properly before assembling and attaching to a table. But I can’t test it.

    None of the other screens are accessible.

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    #117588

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    Normally, you press the button to get to the menu and then turn the knob to get to the motion menu to test the motion.

    So something is wrong with the lcd, but I bet your controller is fine. Check the lcd wires.

    You can also test the motion by connecting a computer to usb and using repetier host to control it.

    https://www.v1engineering.com/assembly/software/

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    #117593

    Farmer
    Participant

    Thanks Jeffeb3. You were right. Swapped the cords around and now it works perfectly! Thanks for your help. Now to build the table for it and get working!

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    #117599

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    High five. Good work.

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    #117601

    Farmer
    Participant

    Thanks. I will post pictures of my build when it’s finished, as my thanks for your help.

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    #117602

    andrew mitchell
    Participant

    Ive looked EVERYWHERE i can think and no where is there any mention of length of cables or type of cable you need ie usb and power leads , no mention of how it plugs in or how you plug in a router to it, im so confused .

    if this plugs in by USB am i going to need a 10ft usb cable? (arduino board)

    same for the router a 10ft extension cable when its plugged in

    am i missing something here

    HELP NEEDED

    #117606

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Andrew we’ll keep you going in your thread, this one is solved.

    #117664

    andrew mitchell
    Participant

    all parts are here just finishing the vacuum table and stat the build

    #117666

    andrew mitchell
    Participant

    all parts are here just finishing the vacuum table and stat the buildIMG_20191009_202924-1

    #117669

    andrew mitchell
    Participant

    all parts are here just finishing the vacuum table and stat the build

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    #117672

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    If you have not built it yet, you should build the vac under the table not on the table. You will gain significant rigidity on the CNC that way.

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